While many families require therapeutic intervention to deal with serious problems like domestic violence, substance abuse, child abuse and neglect, and mental health issues, other families simply struggle with the day to day challenges of raising children. These challenges include discipline, communication with kids or partners, stress, and of course, the myriad problem behaviors children seem to suddenly develop as they grow. Effective parenting is truly one of the most difficult tasks anyone can take on, and being successful is impossible without the right knowledge, tools and support. Some parents seem to get by with little support, but most could truly benefit from the assistance of a parent coach to walk them through their challenge of choice with kindness, understanding, inspiration, and humor.
So what is Parent Coaching?
Coaching is a supportive, helpful, and enjoyable way to work through
challenges parents experience with their children, partners, and their own
self-care. It is not for parents who need therapeutic intervention for the problems listed above, but rather for parents who just need some support in dealing with the typical challenges of parenting. Parent coaching is similar to life
coaching in that coach and client collaborate to set goals and strategies for
achieving those goals. Parent
coaching is not
therapy, or “just talking,” clients will take small steps between sessions to
improve their situation. It is
parenting education because the coach is not “telling parents what to do.” Every family is different and there is
no one right way to approach any challenge. Successful parent coaching relies on both coach and client
to invest themselves fully into the process. In other words, there’s nothing magical about it—consistent,
solid effort is a must for coaching to work.
How does it work?
Coaching is conducted in hourly sessions, usually once a week by telephone. Coaching by phone is an increasingly common practice because it is much more convenient for busy parents. However, it can also be done through Skype or in person (if possible). There is a minimum of 8 sessions (because there’s a specific coaching process) and sessions are sold in packages of 4 with discounts for larger packages. Clients also enjoy emailed follow-up notes of each session and unlimited contact with their coach by email.
A word about payment: I cannot accept insurance or Medicaid, but some insurers might help cover this type of service, so please call your company to ask. Also, for a limited time I am offering 50% off parent coaching (please see my FAQ page on my website to find out pricing details), but if this is still unaffordable for you or a parent you know who would like coaching, then please email me and provide your phone number so we can work something out.
About the Coach
Diane Berger is a PCI Certified Parent Coach who also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration and bachelor’s in Interpersonal Communication. For years she has been an active advocate for healthy, happy families, has taught parenting classes, and continues to volunteer in programs that help strengthen families and prevent child abuse and neglect. Her dream is a world where parenting is valued as the most important influence on the well-being of society and parents receive the respect and support they need. She is honored to help parents achieve their dream of a truly happy family.
Please visit www.happyfamilyparentcoaching.com to find out more
You can email Diane at email@example.com with any questions or to sign up for parent coaching!